Weddings and Celebrations


Greg Hamilton and Kim Ryan, July 15, on Whidbey Island in Washington state.


Alicia Farley Johnston and Peter Johnston, Dec. 31, 2015, in Portland, Oregon.


Charlie Parr and Jessica Rice ’09, Aug. 26 in Crested Butte, Colorado.

Births and Adoptions


Douglas Garrison and Robin Garrison, a boy, Owen MacQueen, July 3.


Roger L. Williams, July 4, at age 94. En route to becoming a leading authority on French history, Roger served in World War II’s European theater as a U.S. Army soldier. After college, he earned a Ph.D. in modern European history from the University of Michigan and taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California Santa Barbara. From 1971 to 1988 he served as professor and head of the History Department at the University of Wyoming, becoming UW’s first distinguished professor. Roger published numerous books on Napoleon III, as well as introductory texts on modern European history. He also taught himself taxonomy while writing the biography of UW botanist Aven Nelson, and in retirement published books and articles on the history of botany. He also became an affiliate at the Rocky Mountain Herbarium.


Arthur Theodore “Ted” Nabstedt Jr., May 1, at age 100. He was predeceased by his wife, Betty Boldtmann LaCroix Nabstedt.


Carl Finley Christ, April 21, in Baltimore, Maryland. He was 93. In addition to his wife of 66 years, Phyllis Tatsch Christ, and two daughters, Carl is survived by another daughter, Joan Christ, and five grandchildren.

Peggy Greve Schwartz, Aug. 7, in Pleasanton, California, at age 95. At CC, Peggy met Robert “Bob” Hincke Schwartz ’42; they married while he was on leave from World War II. Upon his return, they lived in Colorado Springs, then moved to California, where Peggy started a 45-year career in education. She served as a teacher and counselor, and ended her career as a vice principal in San Jose Unified School District. Along the way, she obtained master’s degrees in counseling and school administration. Peggy and Bob were married for 61 years before he passed away. Peggy is survived by her children, Donna (Tom) Hawkinson, Randy (Diane) Schwartz, Janet (Jimmy) Ghiorso, Barbara (Jim) Randleman, and Rick (Trisha) Schwartz; eight grandsons; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Jean Armstrong Jones, June 16, in Colorado Springs. She was 94. Born to Willis Roberts Armstrong 1899 and Addie “Dell” Heizer Armstrong 1899, Jean was among four siblings (of six total) who attended CC. Jean met her husband, Gerald “Jerry” L. Jones ’44, on campus. Their two daughters, Emily Snyder and Marjory “Marj” J. Webster ’82, would go on to attend, as would a granddaughter, Caitlin Meier Ritchie M.A.T. ’05. Jean spent almost her entire life in the Pikes Peak region, and was exceedingly active in civic affairs. She helped found the downtown Penrose Library (as chair of the Pikes Peak Library District board of trustees) as well as the Palmer Land Trust, the Ruth Washburn Cooperative Nursery School, and the local Head Start program (now the Community Partnership for Child Development). She was also a charter member of Citizens Project; a lifetime member of the Democratic Party and the League of Women Voters; and neighborhood activist. She is survived by her three children: Jerry Jr. (Julie) Jones, Emily Snyder, and Marj (MiRobin) Webster; six grandchildren: MJ Jones, Jay (Miranda) Jones, Austin (Carly) Williamson, Caitlin (Matt) Ritchie, Corey Webster, and Willis Webster; three great-granddaughters: Kylie, Isla, and Hadley Ritchie; and 20 nieces and nephews plus their 44 offspring. She is also survived by Marge Abbott ’44, who Marj says was like a sister to Jean.


Mary Corson Ausman, July 19, at age 94. After CC, Mary married Ralph Ausman, who was a U.S. naval aviator. They settled in Cheyenne, Wyoming, started a successful business, raised three children, and became active in the community. Mary was president of Cheyenne Women’s Civic League, a P.E.O. sister, deacon of the First Presbyterian Church, and an active member of Cheyenne Country Club, while also serving for 50-plus years on the Frontier Days Parade Committee and Wheels. She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Bill; and a daughter, Karen Schaffter. Among her survivors is another son, Robert (Colleen) Ausman.


Mary Ellen Northrop Stewart, March 28, at age 93. Mary Ellen was an active member of the St. Paul Junior League and the House of Hope Presbyterian Church, and a volunteer at the Ramsey County (Minnesota) Juvenile Probation Office. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Chuck Stewart, and her second husband, Art Madsen. Survivors include children Ann (Bill) Geery, Vicky (Bob) Green, Liz (Chris) Crider, and Charley (Katie) Stewart; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, John Walker Northrop ’55.


Aletha Woods Moon, June 9, in Liberal, Kansas. She was 93. Aletha earned her bachelor’s degree in English at CC, and married Warren Moon in Colorado Springs in 1949. That same year, they moved to Kansas, where Aletha would teach junior high English and high school journalism in Hugoton Public Schools from 1963 to 1989. She also taught ESL for several years and sang in her church choir. Warren predeceased her. Survivors include a son, Lloyd Moon; daughters Rosemary Pillar and Sharon (Michael) Reaves; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Esther Jean Swerer Price, May 29, at age 92. Esther majored in biology at CC. She married Robert Childs Price Jr. ’47, and built an active life in the Pikes Peak region, belonging to numerous clubs and the Broadmoor Community Church. Predeceased by Robert, she is remembered by her children: Joan Ellen Price, Ronald Robert (Tia) Price, Allison Ann Price (Lou) Berger, and Martin Childs (Pamela) Price. Esther also leaves five grandchildren.

Lydia Filonowicz Vandemoer, July 27, at age 91. At CC, Lydia earned an economics degree and met Herbert H. Vandemoer. They married after Herb returned from World War II, and settled in Sterling, Colorado. Lydia was an artist and a potter and spent years as a director with the Colorado State History Museum and Colorado State Historical Preservation review board, working to save noteworthy buildings around the state. She was also a member of the Logan County Gray Lady Service with the American Red Cross for 25 years. Lydia, who was predeceased by her husband after 69 years of marriage, is survived by her three children: Cory Vandemoer and spouse Merton Richards, Craig Vandemoer and spouse Marti Stahlman, and Chris Vandemoer and spouse Cindy Vandemoer. She also leaves behind two granddaughters and three step-grandchildren.


Nancy Stephens Barnes, June 26, in Greenbrae, California, at age 88. A member of Delta Gamma at CC, Nancy completed her bachelor’s in psychology at the University of Arizona in 1949. She worked in newspaper advertising and at a map-making company before starting a teaching career that included two years in Hanau, Germany, with U.S. Army schools. In 1961, she took a teaching job in Anchorage, Alaska, and in 1963, married Robert “Bob” Barnes, who was also from Arizona and an educator. She moved to California in 2000. Nancy was preceded in death by Bob, and is survived by her two children, Stephen Barnes and Karen Barnes, as well as by her daughter-in-law, Erica, and two grandchildren.

Mary E. Crouch, Sept. 8, at age 89. Mary, a Gamma Phi Beta member, earned her degree in zoology. Early in her working life she served as a technician in a tuberculosis laboratory at Los Angeles County Hospital, then became a homemaker upon her marriage to Paul Crouch in 1954. After raising five children, Mary earned an associate’s degree in library science and worked for 13 years in the Orange Unified School District as a library media assistant. After retirement, she volunteered at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), among other places. Mary was predeceased by Paul. She is survived by her children John, Mark, Kathy, Tom, and Steve, as well as by four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

George Melvin “Jud” Heathcote, Aug. 28, at age 90. Jud was a World War II Navy veteran who went on to a 45-year career coaching basketball, including 19 years at Michigan State University. His 1979 MSU team, led by Magic Johnson, won the Division I national championship. Jud’s coaching career began at West Valley High School in Spokane, Washington, where he met his wife, Beverly Zier. After 14 years at West Valley, Jud became assistant basketball coach at Washington State University in 1964. In 1971, he became head basketball coach at the University of Montana, and in 1976 took the Michigan State job. Jud was on the board of directors of the National Association of Basketball Coaches for 12 years, and served as president in 1990. He is a member of 10 halls of fame. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Beverly; his children Carla (Martin) Kerner, Jerry Heathcote, and daughter Barbara (Joseph) Cox; and three granddaughters.

John Marc McCawley, June 1, 2016.

Henry Thomas Lowe Jr., March 1, at age 91. A Colorado native, Henry remained connected to the state during and after a career teaching law at the University of Missouri. He served on the board of the Aspen Music Festival and also helped to form and run a nonprofit group dedicated to preservation of Snowmass Creek. As a Harvard Law School-educated professor, he taught at Missouri for decades and served as the faculty representative to the Big 8 Conference. He also was involved with bringing music artists to campus. Henry is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nancy; his children, Edith Lowe Auner ’80 and Sandy Lowe; and six grandchildren.


Richard Henry “Hank” Ornelas, Jan. 26, in Middleburg, Virginia. He was 89. Hank’s wife, Joyce Raines Ornelas ’51, predeceased him in July 2016; her obituary is included in this issue. Hank is survived by children Rolf Ornelas, Pam Whittaker, and Laura Ivy; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Robert “Bob” Lewis Robertson, June 27, in Bozeman, Montana. He was 89. It was after serving in the U.S. Navy for 14 months that Bob enrolled at CC, where he earned a bachelor’s in business administration and banking. But he soon started a teaching and coaching career in Wyoming, and in 1962 received a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Wyoming. At Laramie High School, Bob was an assistant basketball coach and assistant football coach, and as interim head football coach in 1968 was named Wyoming Coaches Association Football Coach of the Year. He retired from teaching in 1977 but continued coaching until 1987, serving as president of the Wyoming Coaches Association from 1970-71. He was inducted into the Wyoming Coaches Association and University of Wyoming Athletic halls of fame. Bob was preceded in death by Vonda, his wife of 60 years. He is survived by his two daughters, Janis Oja and Gail Brannan, and four grandsons.

Barbara Simboli Sherman, June 11, at age 88. At CC, Barbara was a member of Gamma Phi Beta and graduated with a bachelor’s in sociology. Afterward, she returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh and worked for the Aluminum Company of America, where she met her husband, Ted Sherman. Barbara devoted her life to their four children: Bruce, Janet, Jean, and Ted Jr. Her numerous volunteer roles included scout leader, room mother, and swimming judge. Barbara is survived by her husband of 65 years; her four children and their spouses; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


Joseph “Joe” Lister Holmes, Aug. 4, at age 88. After two years at CC on a football scholarship, Joe transferred to the University of Washington, where he earned degrees in journalism and sociology. In the U.S. Navy, he taught navigation and piloting on war ships, and achieved the rank of lieutenant. Joe started his civilian career as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal in San Francisco, and for United Press International, and also opened an advertising agency. He and his first wife, Karen Mullaly, lived for several years in the Bay Area, then moved their family to Washington, where they lived for 30 years. There, Boeing recruited Joe to develop and lead a new communications department, which he did until his retirement 22 years later. Karen died in 1994, and Joe married Diane Sweezey in 1997. She survives him, as do his son John (Val), daughter Helen (Jeff) Mosley, Diane’s daughter Anne Bruzelius, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Joe and Karen’s first-born son, Joey, died as an infant.

Marc Lee Millison, July 9, at 89. Marc was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and, after CC, built a career at Merrill Lynch, First National Bank of Colorado Springs, and Western National Bank. He also volunteered at Penrose-St. Francis Hospital and for Silver Key Senior Services in Colorado Springs. Marc’s survivors include a sister, Susan Millison Ginsberg ’58.

Joyce Raines Ornelas, July 10, 2016, in Austin, Texas. She was 86. Until January 2017, Joyce was survived by her husband of 65 years, Richard Henry “Hank” Ornelas ’50 (whose obituary is included in this issue). Other survivors include her children Rolf Ornelas, Pam Whittaker, and Laura Ivy; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.


Nancy Russell Andrews, June 24, 2016, at age 85.

William “Bill” C. Black III, Aug. 21, at age 86. Bill attended CC for three years before enrolling in medical school at the University of Colorado Denver. He finished his training in surgical pathology at Columbia University in New York, then fulfilled his military service at a VA hospital in St. Louis. Bill briefly taught at Washington University before moving with his wife, Katherine, and their children to Albuquerque to help start a medical school at the University of New Mexico. He spent the next 41 years teaching medical students, training pathology residents, and working as a surgical pathologist for the UNM Cancer Center. Bill was recognized with awards from the university, professional organizations, and his students. He is survived by his wife of 61 years; sons William IV, Charlie, and Jim; a daughter, Elisabeth; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Robert Leslie Cass, Feb. 11, at age 87. Robert was a Colorado Springs native and an air commander in the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Minerva Nearing Cass ’52; sons Rob Cass Jr., and Stephen Cass; and one grandchild.

Glenn Scarcia, Dec. 4, 2016, in Port Angeles, Washington. He was 90 years old.

Barbara Bletsch Stoddard, July 28, at age 87. At CC, Barbara earned a teaching degree and met Joseph Ely Stoddard ’52, whom she married in 1953. They settled in Littleton, Colorado, and raised four children: Joseph Ely Jr., Steven Russell, James Marshall, and Jeffery Alan Stoddard ’80. Barbara taught first- and second-graders in Moffat County Schools until her retirement, during which she continued to impact the community through helping at the Moffat County Schools Federal Credit Union and Interfaith Food Bank; volunteering in the schools; and helping senior citizens. Barbara is survived by her sons Joseph, James, and Jeffery; 10 grandchildren; and a growing number
of great-grandchildren.


Boyd D. Beatty, Sept. 12, at age 86. From CC, Boyd transferred to UCLA, where he earned a degree in business administration. He ran a successful cattle and grain operation for 39 years in California before retiring to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, which was the site of his marriage to Dorothy Ratner in 1951. Boyd and Dorothy raised five children: Jan (Wayne) Christiansen, Paul, Scott, Jane (Gene Prokuski), and Jean (Roy) Fish. They all survive him, as do six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Wayne Philip Jones, May 20, in Glendale, California. He was 89. Wayne served in the Army during World War II and earned degrees from La Sierra College in California and California State University, Long Beach. He taught and worked as a youth pastor en route to becoming pastor of the Burbank Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Later, he obtained a master’s in social work from the University of Southern California and joined the Glendale Guidance Clinic as director. Under Wayne’s stewardship from 1972 until his retirement in 1993, the community nonprofit grew into the Verdugo Mental Health Center. Wayne continued to volunteer in his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Brunie Jones; his four children, Camille Jones Guice, Michael J. Scott, Wayne Leonard Jones, and Peter Randolph Jones; and six grandchildren.


Robin Kranz, May 10.

Anne Pinkney, Dec. 20, 2016, at age 84.

Mary Jane Uchner, July 30, at age 85. Jane attended CC, the University of Colorado in Boulder, and the University of Wyoming. She was a member of Delta Gamma and president of the UW Young Republicans. A lifetime member of the Presbyterian Church, she also served as president of the P.E.O. in Cheyenne, the DePaul Hospital Guild, the Women’s Civic League, and Frontier Days. She and a friend also started the first Civic League Christmas House in Cheyenne. Jane is survived by her husband of 62 years, David Uchner; daughters Susan Lewis and Margaret Ann Uchner; and six of their descendants.

Helen Heaney Wood, May 15, at age 85. Helen earned a B.A. in sociology at CC, then a certification in medical technology at Northwestern University. While working as a medical technician at Spohn Hospital in Texas, she met Robert “Bobby” Cunningham Wood, whom she married in 1957. They had four children and enjoyed 52 years together before Bobby’s death. Helen sang in her Episcopal Church choir, and also served as a Sunday school teacher and Girl Scout troop leader, among other volunteer roles. She is survived by her children — Helen Elizabeth (Lou) Marich, Martha Ellen (David) Underbrink, Robert Cunningham (Suzanne) Wood Jr., and Gordon Heaney (Lisa) Wood — and eight grandchildren.


Kenneth “Ken” Perry Baird, Aug. 29, at age 85. Ken played football at CC and graduated with a B.S. in geology. He served in the U.S. Army and as a geologist for Pure Oil Company, then resigned in 1964 to attend the Sunset School of Preaching in Lubbock, Texas. He served as a Church of Christ missionary to Oslo, Norway from 1966 to 1971, and later as a minister for churches in Colorado and Oklahoma. Ken is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty L. Broadbent Baird ’55; sons Kevin (Julie) and Bobby, and daughter Kathy (David) Wheat; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Sharon Smith Day, May 4. Sharon graduated magna cum laude from CC and received her master’s degree from Arizona State University. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Alpha Theta and worked in New York City after graduation. She and her husband, Robert “Bob” Day, whom she married in 1957, lived in Arizona and traveled extensively. Sharon taught English classes at a Chinese senior center in Phoenix and helped some students gain U.S. citizenship. Bob survives her, as do daughters Diane, Janet, Leslie, and Darcy; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Richard James “Jim” Eldredge, April 29, in Des Moines, Iowa, at age 85. At CC, Jim was an active member of Sigma Chi and a member of the varsity hockey team. He graduated in 1955 and in his career ascended to CEO/owner of National Contractors, Inc., where he pioneered worldwide sales of commercial window coverings and played a key role in the development of the traversing vertical blind. Jim is survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, Darla Siebrecht; his first wife, Martha Wright; sons Jamie and Kirt (Carol) Eldredge; a daughter, Molly (Tom) Anderson; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by another son, Shawn Eldredge.

Betty Louise Guenther Hueneke, Dec. 14, 2016, at age 82.

Rita Gay Davis Ulrich, Sept. 4, in Colorado Springs. She was 84. While attending CC, Rita met Frank Ulrich, with whom she would spend 62 years of marriage. Rita was always involved in family businesses in Colorado Springs, was a member of LaSertoma International, and volunteered for charitable causes and her children’s schools. Rita is survived by her husband; children Cindy (Dave) Mitton, Bryan (Ellen) Ulrich, Jeffrey (Bonnie) Ulrich, and Brad Ulrich; and six grandchildren.


Sidney Gilbert, May 8, at age 88. Sidney worked as a photojournalist for the Kansas City Star and as a community volunteer.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Eileen.


Shirley Mae Southard, March 3, at age 92.


Thomas “Tom” Dwight Budd, May 8, in Asheville, North Carolina. He was 83. Tom attended Northwestern University in addition to CC and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty June Raber Budd ’56; two daughters, Elizabeth Budd and Laurie (James) McIntosh; and two grandchildren.

John Leonard Edwards, Aug. 11, in Marion, Iowa. He was 80. At CC, John earned his bachelor’s degree and lettered in football and basketball. He continued his education with a master’s from the University of Oregon, followed by a summer of study at Cambridge University in England. He began a teaching career in Sigourney, Iowa, then moved to Cedar Rapids, where he spent 36 years as a middle-school social studies teacher and sports coach. After retirement, he and his wife Carol wintered in Mesa, Arizona for 20 years. John served in many capacities for his Lutheran church, including congregation president. Carol survives him, as do children Michael (Sally) Edwards and Michelle (Christopher) Mussman, and three grandchildren.

Harley C.T. Patterson, Aug. 15, at age 84. Harley entered CC on a hockey scholarship and was a proud member of the ’57 national championship team. With his wife, Caty Holcomb, Harley moved to Amarillo, Texas, where he was a player-coach for the Amarillo Wranglers semi-pro hockey team. He returned to Colorado Springs in 1966 to spend most of his career in kitchen design and cabinet sales for Riviera and, later, Schroll. Harley is survived by Caty and their three children, Teri Mankoff, Barry (Anne) Patterson ’84, and Greg (Natalie) Patterson, and eight grandchildren.


Jean Adkins Kahl, June 9, in Neenah, Wisconsin. She was 78. A philosophy major at CC, Jean married Ralph Kahl in 1962. The couple lived together for 11 years in Northern California, where Jean taught junior high school and her son, Garth, was born. She moved to Denver in the 1970s to earn degrees in nursing and urban and regional planning. After working as a nurse, she returned to California, serving as director of nursing at Capitola Extended Care Hospital and Star Lodge Hospital. In 1993, Jean moved to Neenah to live near her sister and mother. She is survived by Garth, his wife, Angela, and a granddaughter.

Orest Kinasewich, June 22, at age 80.

Glenna Rose Muchow Ramsay, Dec. 17, 2016, at age 82. Glenna dedicated her professional career to education, working as a teacher, counselor, and ultimately as principal of Ayala High School in Chino Hills, California. She had a master’s degree from Pepperdine University and a doctorate from the University of Southern California. Glenna was preceded in death by her husband, Dean E. Ramsay, and is survived by her four children: Janet Marie Ramsay (Scott) Larson, James Dean Ramsay, Mark Harold (Teresa) Tucker, and Stephanie Ann (David) Tucker Barker. Survivors also include seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


Richard Starr Olney, July 6, in Sonora, California. He was 90. At 17, Richard enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and during World War II participated in liberation of the Philippines. After the war, he returned to military service in the Army, where he served a tour of duty in the postwar occupation of Germany. Following medical discharge, Richard lived for many years in Southern California, where he worked in theater management and commercial banking. At 38 years old, he earned a bachelor’s with honors in sociology from CC. A subsequent 13-year career in public service with the California Department of Corrections ended with disability retirement. Richard remained a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Gill Choong Olney, and his son, Richard Starr Olney II.


Charlotte Herrick Udziela, Aug. 25, at age 72. After CC, Charlotte met and married Bob Udziela, and the two settled in Illinois. She earned her teaching credentials at Northeastern Illinois University and raised twin boys, Matthew and Christopher. When the family moved to Oregon, they had a third boy, Stefan. Charlotte volunteered as she raised her family, and in 1987 earned a master’s in counseling psychology. She served as a licensed professional counselor for many years, and taught at Portland Community College until retirement. Charlotte is survived by her husband, her children and their wives, and five grandsons.


Christopher Hicks, June 29, in Alexandria, Virginia, at age 66. Christopher, captain of the CC rugby team, went on to earn his J.D. at Southern Methodist University. He was selected as a briefing attorney to the Supreme Court of Texas and came to Washington after serving as an “advance man” for the 1980 Reagan-Bush presidential campaign. Christopher held several legal positions in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations; at one point, he supervised Reagan’s immediate staff, as well as the entire staff of the Executive Office of the President. His tenure as general counsel to the U.S.D.A. stretched from 1987 into the first half of the Bush presidency. He also spent years in private practice; chaired the International Trade Commission’s Trade Policy Task Group during the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); and acted as general counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. Christopher and his first wife, Elizabeth Bellamy, raised three children, Austin, Adam, and Casey; all survive him. He is also survived by his wife, Micaela Shaughnessy, and two stepdaughters, Bowman and Tenney Shaughnessy.

John Morrell Willett, Aug. 25, at age 67. John earned a master’s in natural resource management from the University of Michigan. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Judy G. Willett; their three children and spouses, Nick J. Willett and Amber E. Willett, Ben T. Willett and Molly B. Willett, and Jessica W. Harris and Paul R. Harris; and two grandchildren.


Charles “Charley” Louis James, Aug. 17, in Renton, Washington. He was 65. Charley, a political science major, served in the U.S. Army in Hawaii at the end of the Vietnam era. Afterward, he worked as a paralegal and attended San Francisco Law School, where he earned his J.D. He was a nationally honored bridge player, achieving a rank of Diamond Life Master in the American Contract Bridge League. Charley is survived by his wife and bridge partner, Andrea James; son, Daniel; daughter, Gabrielle, and her husband, Ryan; and two grandchildren.

D. James “Jim” Kadyk, Aug. 17, at age 64. An Eagle Scout, Jim studied anthropology at CC, then followed in his father’s footsteps by joining the Florida law firm of MacFarlane, Ferguson, Allison & Kelly, where he practiced for more than 20 years. He was a founding partner of the firm Smith, Clark, Delesie, Bierley, Mueller & Kadyk in Tampa. Most recently, he had chosen to partner with longtime associate Vance Smith and to focus his career on mediations. Jim leaves behind his wife, Paula; his children, Raquel “Rocky” Ellsworth, Amber Brown, and Jared Kadyk; and six grandchildren.


Kevin Sanford Edwards, April 28, at Loveland Ski Area in Colorado. He was 59. Kevin received an English degree from CC, then a J.D. from the University of Denver. After practicing law for 11 years, Kevin founded Ski Gear Direct, a pioneering mail-order and online ski gear company. In the latter part of his career, he was a lawyer for the state of Colorado, most recently serving as senior assistant attorney general. Kevin also competed in over 100 triathlons, including 10 full Ironman races, often winning his age group. He was married to Laurie Mizener from 1998 to 2006, and their daughter, Aleah Edwards, was born in 1999. They both survive him, as does his girlfriend, Erin.

Anne Jennifer Stone, April 2, in Wayland, Massachusetts. She was 60. Anne’s career in the medical field included time as associate director of clinical research for Massachusetts-based Proteon Therapeutics, a late-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by kidney and vascular diseases.


Mary Safford Mourar, Jan. 31, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was 56. Mary graduated with a biology degree, then worked as a ranger at national parks, including Mesa Verde, Carlsbad Caverns, Zion, Crater Lake, and Yosemite; she also volunteered as a firefighter at Olympic National Park during a devastating fire season. After leaving the National Park Service, she earned a graduate degree in library science from UCLA. As a librarian, she worked for a Denver environmental consulting firm, the Colorado School of Mines, and a nationally recognized medical association for which she wrote several books about medical group management. After retiring, Mary volunteered with the Colorado Mountain Club and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Survivors include her husband, Tom.


Sven Daniel Schroeder, July 1, at age 52. After CC, Sven earned a master’s in business administration from the University of Texas in Austin. His professional career began with a job at CompuServe, an Internet development and services company, in Cologne, Germany. He went on to work as an investment adviser to the late Heinz Kettler, a manufacturer of recreational products. Sven eventually set up AEA Networks, an import/export business headquartered in Germany. Business took him all over the world, and through his travels he met Beate Bradenbrink, a textile designer. They got married in St. Augustine, Florida, in 2001, and made it their home in 2003. Together they purchased Logomotion, an embroidery shop and promotional products company, and had a son, Timothy. Sven is survived by both Beate and Timothy.


Janice Diane Lowry, Feb. 3, at age 46. Janice worked in Colorado and lived for several years with her brother in Thailand before returning to her home state of California. She is survived by her mother and two brothers.


Harris Drew Feder, July 1, in Houston, Texas. He was 36. At CC, Drew met his wife, Noblet Germaine Davidson Feder ’03. When they returned to his hometown of Houston, he launched a business helping international students pursue their academic dreams. He is survived by Noblet and by his parents, Judy and Milton Feder.


Blake Robert Poplin, July 18, 2016, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was 26 and had been residing in Scottsdale, Arizona, before his death. He is survived by his mother, Tiffany Adrianne McCullough, and his father, Robert Poplin.


Dakota William Powell, Aug. 25, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at age 26. Dakota majored in business and economics at CC. During a school break, he enrolled in a glass blowing class in New Mexico and fell in love with it. At the time of his death, he was working to establish a glass studio and retail space, with a dream of teaching young kids at risk to blow glass. He is survived by his parents and siblings, among other family members.


Margaret Carolyn “Margot” Ladwig Lane, June 12, at age 78. Margot was a longtime Colorado Springs resident whose philanthropy helped organizations from the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to First Presbyterian Church to Colorado College. As a young woman, she attended the University of Colorado and married John E. Lane, a junior-high classmate whose family operated Lane Sales, Inc., the local Pepsi-Cola bottler. Margot helped lead the company and also earned a history degree from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Her generosity was recognized with a 2012 Partners in Philanthropy Award and a 2013 Unstoppable Woman Award, and will endure via the John and Margot Lane Foundation. Though John predeceased her in 2005, Margot is survived by her second husband, John Francis; her sons David (Leesa) Lane and Philip (Anita) Lane; stepdaughters Tina (Herb) Dorn and Sylvia (Kyle) Dyke; and seven grandchildren, including Sydney Margaret Lane ’21.

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